CTCI Officers Election Results
Congratulations to our new 2017 CTCI officers:
President - Chuck Thompson
Vice President - John Smith
Secretary - Pocahontas Cole
Treasurer - Jim Cook
Renew Your Dues Online
With dues renewal right around the corner, remember you can renew your 2017 dues with a
VISA or MasterCard online at the Member Store
Golden Quill Award Recipients
For many years, Krause Publications' Old Cars Weekly has brought recognition to numerous publications
in the old car hobby. Clubs enter their magazines and newsletters for consideration and are honored by
the selection with a certificate and recognition in Old Cars Weekly. The annual Golden Quill Award continues
to be a source of pride for their Editors. Members are pleased they belong to a "winning" club. The EarlyBird
magazine of the Classic Thunderbird Club International has been awarded this honor 13 times for the years
1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. It is not easy to win this
recognition each year as the publication must show continuous improvement. Story selection and content is another
factor that needs attention, since competition between club publications seems to become stiffer each year.
Congratulation to the winners for 2015: Regions/Chapters, Compact: Arizona Bird Chatter, Barbara Blair, Editor,
Arizona Classic Thunderbird Club, Thunderbird News, Ed Raabe, Editor, Classic Thunderbird Club of South Florida
Regions/Chapters, Honorable Mention: Trail Bird News, David Tulowitzky, editor, Trail Birds of Southwest Florida.
1957 Model E-Bird Inspectors Needed
CTCI will be undertaking a program to create a registry of 1957 E-model (dual 4 barrel) Thunderbirds.
The registry will not be just for Concours vehicles, but a complete cross section of any and all E-Birds
that have survived. To do so we need members with knowledge of the differences between the 1957
Thunderbird Models (C, D, E and F models) to be inspectors.
If you’re interested in being an integral part of this exciting and beneficial program, refer to the
May / June EarlyBird or follow this link
to get more information.
Members, Show Your Car!
The CTCI office is now accepting photos of your car for the photo gallery on the
home page. We hope to see many entries so that the website remains updated. If
you are interested in sending in a photo, please send it via e-mail to:
in a jpg format.
Local Event Information Needed
Our website is in need of some events from our chapters around the country. How about a caravan to
a picnic or a museum? Please send your events in to CTCI so we can gather all the like minded
T-Bird flocks together to share experiences, knowledge and friendship.